EASTERN EXIT: The Noncombatant Evacuation Operation (NEO) from Mogadishu, Somalia, January 1991

Published Date: October 1, 1991

This research memorandum documents the events and discusses lessons learned from the non-combatant evacuation operation from the U.S. Embassy in Mogadishu, Somalia, in January 1991. During this operation, named 'EASTERN EXIT,' U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps forces evacuated 281 people from 30 countries (including 8 Ambassadors and 39 Soviet citizens).